Director, Department of Civil Registration, the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Windhoek, Namibia
Anette Bayer Forsingdal was appointed as the Director for the Directorate: National Population Register, Identification and Production, under the Department of Civil Registration, Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in June 2014. Prior to this appointment she was seconded as consultant in the same Department for 4 years by UNICEF. She worked as in consultant in different sectors before she started her work with civil registration.
During the tenure in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, she has led the multiple reform projects successfully, including the opening of hospital-based facilities and the introduction of a new integrated and web-based National Population Registration System (NPRS), which host all civil records (including the ID record) under one demographic profile. Currently, she is leading the development and implementation of a NPR Front Office System, which aims to track and trace all documents received and processed in the Department, including an e-birth and e-death notification systems, placed at the Ministry of Health.
Anette Bayer Forsingdal has paved the way to closer collaboration between key stakeholders, such as Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ministry of Safety and Security, Ministry of Justice and Namibia Statistic Agency. All key players are in the Civil Registration and Vital System in Namibia, and CRVS strategic Plan was developed in 2014.